Moving a socket

5 Nov 2006
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United Kingdom
I am moving a socket one foot higher up the wall, but there is not enough spare cable under the floorboards. How can I safely add more cable? There are two cables going into the socket.
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why are you moving it?

easiest soloution (assuming the existing socket is on the ring) is to leave the existing socket where it is and run a spur to a new one.
or you could replace the cable legs that are too short (this could be a bit of hassle though)!!!

all depends on how good a job you want to do, plugwash's idea is a good suggestion but will you be happy with the look? suppose it depends on the location of the socket.

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